Beaches: A Novel (Paperback)
The incredibly popular New York Times bestseller—a compelling story of the friendship of two unique women—is back!
The story opens in 1951 as two young girls meet on the beach of Atlantic City. Cee Cee Bloom is performing in a kiddie show and Bertie White who has grown up in a conservative family is drawn to the glitter of Cee Cee’s world. They become pen pals and keep in touch as they grow ito adulthood. Cee Cee soars to stardom in Hollywood and on Broadway, while Bertie settles into marriage and family. Through the years they share the ups and downs that are everyone’s life. There are failed marriages, motherhood, lost opportunities and wonderful moments. The story ends in 1983 with a heartfelt goodbye and the message that there is something that last forever: friendship.
Iris Rainer Dart is the author of eight novels, including the much-beloved New York Times bestseller Beaches. The mother of two children, she lives in California with her husband.
“Dart created a character who is hard to resist.” — Kirkus Reviews
“The author’s ironic sense of humor is evident even in her choice of titles.” — Chicago Tribune